Maharashtra: Sale deed registrations go online

Written by Sandeep Ashar | Mumbai |

Published: April 29, 2020 5:45:25 am

While e-registration of property deeds has been on in Maharashtra since 2012, restrictions have been in place so far as sale transactions are involved. (Representational)
In a bid to revive the property shopping for market, the state authorities has provided a contemporary concession to builders. More builders will now have the ability to register properties online with the federal government enjoyable situations for e-registration.

As per a round issued by state Inspector General of Registration, Omprakash Deshmukh, online registration will now be out there even for these registering 20 or extra paperwork.

While e-registration of property deeds has been on in Maharashtra since 2012, restrictions have been in place so far as sale transactions are involved. A senior official mentioned that solely builders who registered 500 paperwork at one go may earlier go for the e-registration methodology.

“Registration workplaces are at the moment shut due to the lockdown. Even after it’s eased, to keep up social distancing norms there might be restrictions on the quantity of people that can go to these workplaces. Prolonged restrictions may have an antagonistic influence on property transactions and state revenues thereof. It is, due to this fact, essential to encourage online registrations,” mentioned Deshmukh.

Senior officers, nonetheless, clarified that the online choice will solely be out there on the first level of sale, that’s, between a builder and the primary purchaser. “It is easier to verify property-related information for first sale transactions. It gets more complicated thereafter,” mentioned a senior official requesting anonymity.

Developers have welcomed the transfer. The property market, already reeling beneath a protracted slowdown, has been adversely hit throughout the lockdown interval. With the motion of individuals restricted to solely important wants, there has nearly been no property transaction previously month. In March itself, the federal government’s revenues from stamps and registrations suffered Rs 1,600 crore in potential revenue. The development business has already approached each the Centre and the state searching for a stimulus package deal to beat the losses sustained.

According to the round, the Joint Registrar might be liable for processing the doc inside three days of utility.

The Maharashtra authorities has, nonetheless, clarified that solely these builders who use the mannequin sale doc as formulated by Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MAHARERA) can register online with 20 paperwork. Others will want at the least 50.

The authorities has mentioned that Rs 1,000 might be payable by the builders per doc as a doc dealing with cost. Such expenses should be paid upfront and are non-refundable. For those utilizing the MAHARERA template, this advance deposit might be Rs 10,000 whereas for others it is going to be Rs 50,000.

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